Accounting : Emily Griffith Technical College

Accounting

Helping businesses make decisions. Managing business finances. Running payroll and accounts payable/receivable. With a certificate in Accounting, you can get started on your career in business. 

Our convenient evening hybrid classes will give you the skills you need to work a variety of accounting and business jobs. Take classes two nights a week and complete career-relevant projects at home.

Fall 2023 Start Dates
Part-Time: 8/28/2023
Part-Time (online/hybrid): 11/1/2023

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Accounting Certificate?

Graduates use their certificate to succeed in jobs such as the following:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bookkeeper
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Night Auditor

Other potential career paths include jobs in hospitality, banks and credit unions, oil and gas companies, government agencies, insurance agencies, research and consulting firms, non-profit organizations and more. 

Thinking about applying? Get the flyer.

  • Confirm payment. For more information regarding payment arrangements, click here.
  • Get your student ID
    • You can get your student ID at the Treasurer's Office or Branch Campus (1205 Osage St.) after payment is confirmed.

  • The program is offered at our Branch Campus: 1205 Osage St, Denver, CO 80203
  • There is a Mandatory Orientation for this program. Click here to see specific orientation dates.
  • The program is delivered at a quick pace, without breaks between classes. The program is technically intense at times. A firm grasp of computer knowledge is required.
    • Basic computer skills, including file management in a Windows operating system, are necessary for successful completion of coursework.
    • Keyboarding skills are necessary for successful completion of coursework.
  • The program is delivered in a hybrid format. Meaning some of your instruction, class time, and coursework will be completed at home and some will be done in the classroom.
    • Students are expected to be in a learning environment doing coursework for the duration of class time. Students are not allowed to work during scheduled class hours.
    • Your instructor will inform you of your on-site class hours and provide you with your virtual Google Meet link a week before class starts.
  • Due to the delivery, this program will require computer use and internet access. If you need assistance obtaining technology, please contact student.success@emilygriffith.edu.
  • Assignments completed virtually will be done using our learning system, Moodle. You will not be able to access Moodle until you have paid for your classes.

For Moodle tech support, please email help@emilygriffith.edu

  • Electronic books are included and you will access them during the Mandatory Orientation.
  • Be prepared to buy a few small supplies such as:
    • Spiral Notebook
    • Pens and Pencils
    • A flash/thumb drive
    • Access to a reliable internet connection and  PC/Laptop outside of class

  • You must follow all school policies for in-person and virtual learning at all times.

The Code of Conduct and other program policies will be reviewed in class.

The Student Success Center provides you with access to services such as tutoring, disability support services, health and wellness resources, and classroom support.

  • You are not allowed to miss more than 30% of the course hours; if you miss more than 10% of the course hours a referral will be made to your Student Success Coordinator.
    • This resets at each course throughout the program and this includes arriving late and leaving early
    • Tradiness for over 30 minutes without notification may result in being sent home
    • Multiple absences or tardies will result in a failing grade and removal from the program
  • Missed hours cannot be made-up. You will need to re-enroll in a future cohort.
    • Enrollment in future cohorts is dependent on pending space and availability.

  • Student IDs must be worn at all times while on school property and during any off-campus school activities.
  • Pants must be worn at the waist (no sagging pants).
  • Sunglasses are not to be worn during school hours, unless outside.
  • Odors from smoke, excessive perspiration, perfume, or other sources are not acceptable and will not be tolerated. Odors can be disruptive and even cause physical symptoms to clients and other students.
  • Students not following the dress code will be asked to change or leave. Being asked to leave will count as missed time.

Payment and Student ID:

  • Confirm payment. For more information regarding payment arrangements, click here.
  • Get your student ID
    • You can get your student ID at the Treasurer's Office or Branch Campus (1205 Osage St.) after payment is confirmed.

Program Structure and Delivery:

  • The program is offered at our Branch Campus: 1205 Osage St, Denver, CO 80203
  • There is a Mandatory Orientation for this program. Click here to see specific orientation dates.
  • The program is delivered at a quick pace, without breaks between classes. The program is technically intense at times. A firm grasp of computer knowledge is required.
    • Basic computer skills, including file management in a Windows operating system, are necessary for successful completion of coursework.
    • Keyboarding skills are necessary for successful completion of coursework.
  • The program is delivered in a hybrid format. Meaning some of your instruction, class time, and coursework will be completed at home and some will be done in the classroom.
    • Students are expected to be in a learning environment doing coursework for the duration of class time. Students are not allowed to work during scheduled class hours.
    • Your instructor will inform you of your on-site class hours and provide you with your virtual Google Meet link a week before class starts.
  • Due to the delivery, this program will require computer use and internet access. If you need assistance obtaining technology, please contact student.success@emilygriffith.edu.
  • Assignments completed virtually will be done using our learning system, Moodle. You will not be able to access Moodle until you have paid for your classes.

For Moodle tech support, please email help@emilygriffith.edu

Textbooks and Supplies:

  • Electronic books are included and you will access them during the Mandatory Orientation.
  • Be prepared to buy a few small supplies such as:
    • Spiral Notebook
    • Pens and Pencils
    • A flash/thumb drive
    • Access to a reliable internet connection and  PC/Laptop outside of class

Program Policies and Expectations:

  • You must follow all school policies for in-person and virtual learning at all times.
    The Code of Conduct and other program policies will be reviewed in class.

Academic Support:
The Student Success Center provides you with access to services such as tutoring, disability support services, health and wellness resources, and classroom support.

Attendance:

  • You are not allowed to miss more than 30% of the course hours; if you miss more than 10% of the course hours a referral will be made to your Student Success Coordinator.
    • This resets at each course throughout the program and this includes arriving late and leaving early
    • Tradiness for over 30 minutes without notification may result in being sent home
    • Multiple absences or tardies will result in a failing grade and removal from the program
  • Missed hours cannot be made-up. You will need to re-enroll in a future cohort.
    • Enrollment in future cohorts is dependent on pending space and availability.

Dress Code:

  • Student IDs must be worn at all times while on school property and during any off-campus school activities.
  • Pants must be worn at the waist (no sagging pants).
  • Sunglasses are not to be worn during school hours, unless outside.
  • Odors from smoke, excessive perspiration, perfume, or other sources are not acceptable and will not be tolerated. Odors can be disruptive and even cause physical symptoms to clients and other students.
  • Students not following the dress code will be asked to change or leave. Being asked to leave will count as missed time.

 

Business & Office Professionals
$4,561
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
9 Months
Program length
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Reuben Alcantar is a student in the Commercial/Residential HVAC & Refrigeration program. Rueben will complete his certificate this month and is already filing the paperwork to start his own HVAC business!

He decided to attend Emily Griffith after he was laid off from his job as a welder for Northwest Pipe Company when the company decided to close its Denver facility. He was eligible for a Trade Adjustment Assistance grant and after helping his neighbor with some HVAC work, decided he wanted to make it his new career. 

He chose Emily Griffith because we understood his specific needs, particularly regarding childcare for his 7-year-old daughter. He also appreciates the hands-on experience that he’s received. “Mr. G is excellent. One of the most patient teachers I’ve ever had,” says Reuben. “He will sit and explain things to you; he knows how to translate the information.”

Vince Guerrie, HVAC instructor, says of Rueben, “He’s a natural leader. He always steps up to help. He’s going to be very successful.” 

Rueben is looking forward to starting his own business and being his own boss. He hopes to be able to spend more time with his family but he says he will miss coming to Emily Griffith every day. 

Congratulations Reuben! 

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